SUSPENDED VEHICLE SYSTEMS (SVS). VOLUME 2, SUPPORTING ANALYSES FOR SYSTEM ENGINEERING STUDIES
This report describes supporting analyses for the investigation of generic high speed ground transportation (HSGT) vehicles which are suspended from an overhead guideway. Various problems are considered which apply to the design and operation of mass transportation vehicles which would use the overhead monorail principle for operation in the 150 to 250 mph speed regime. These vehicles and the necessary elevated guideway structure comprise the suspended vehicle system (SVS), which is an alternative to overriding HSGT systems, such as the tracked air cushion vehicle (TACV) or high speed rail (HSR) systems. The unique feature of the SVS is the vehicle pendulous suspension used to achieve large cabin bank angles (up to 25 degrees) in order to achieve high speeds on curved guideway alignments.
- See also Volume 1, PB-240 759.
TRW Transportation and Environmental OperationsSpace Park Drive
Houston, TX USA
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Meisenholder, S G
- Publication Date: 1974-4
- Pagination: 215 p.
- TRT Terms: Cables; Design; Forecasting; Guideways; High speed ground transportation; Intelligent transportation systems; Magnetic levitation; Monorail transportation; Railroad bridges; Rapid transit; Socioeconomic factors; Suspended structures; Systems engineering; Theory; Tracked air cushion vehicles; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Suspended vehicles; Theoretical models
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Cable suspension guideways; Mechanical guides; Rapid transit railways; Socioeconomic projections
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation; Railroads; Society; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00090571
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 96034-L011-0-V61-2 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-30004
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 29 1981 12:00AM